SOMEWHERE OUT THERE A MAN PURPOSELY FREEZES AN IMAGE OF SIRIUS, THE DOG STAR, ON A NETBOOK AND LEAVES IT.
(1) In computing, the Hesiod name service originated in Project Athena. It uses DNS functionality to provide access to databases of information that change infrequently.
(2) Numerous astronomical features have been named after Hesiod. The Moon Crater Hesiodus, the Mercury crater Hesiod, as well as the asteroid (8550) Hesiod.
(3) Works and Days, written by Hesiod contains the earliest recorded account of the star Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky.
(4) Sirius, in Greek, is Seirios, (“glowing” or “scorcher”).
(5) The Ancient Greeks referred to the time period when Sirius would rise in conjunction with sunrise the “dog days.” The time period spanned approximately from late July to late August. It was believed to be a time that adversely effected the behavior of dogs, and was thought to be an evil time in general.
(6) Homer wrote in the Iliad:
Sirius rises late in the dark, liquid sky
On summer nights, star of stars,
Orion’s Dog they call it, brightest
Of all, but an evil portent, bringing heat
And fevers to suffering humanity.
(7) Perseids peaked
and I pretty much
writing titles and generally
results are almost always
I try to tell myself
not knowing if it is really true
I would rather
type angry all day
than hear one more vacuous excuse
a stare that burns
to the back of
I am resolute
here where the crickets sing free
here where freedom becomes palpable
live free or die
a devastation waiting
at the exit of this summer
my temper is an animal that will always be starving
[NETBOOK, DIGITAL IMAGE - sculpture]